Rustic Cedar Bar Stool

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Project by ScaryDAve posted 01-19-2009 11:48 PM 5878 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a bar stool I made recently.
It’s pretty straight forward. It’s made from aromatic red cedar from my place here in south west Missouri.

I cut the tenons by hand. They were roughed out with a machete and then fine tuned with a draw knife on a shave horse. The finish is a satin lacquer. I wiped it down with with acetone before I sprayed it.

To get the legs even I ran a leveled string across my shop door and flipped the stool upside down and marked each leg against the string. Once I cut them, I fine tuned them with a belt sander.


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#1 posted 01-20-2009 12:00 AM

Well you have “rustic” down pat. Think that will work just fine.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 01-20-2009 12:09 AM

This is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 01-20-2009 01:48 AM

I am not a big fan of rustic furniture (depends on the surroundings it is in), but that stool looks cool! Nice work.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 01-20-2009 02:07 AM

How cool.. I like your work on this one

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#5 posted 01-20-2009 03:18 AM

That Red Cedar sure makes a great piece of furniture.

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